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The Renaissance Guitar

Composed by Various. Edited by Frederick M. Noad. Music Sales America. Renaissance. Softcover with CD. 120 pages. Music Sales #AM968066. Published by Music Sales (HL.14023141).

Item Number: HL.14023141
ISBN 0825618134. Renaissance. 9x12 inches.

This book/CD series provides solos, duets and songs covering four centuries of composers for the guitar and lute family. Taken from original sources, and carefully fingered for the modern player, the transcriptions are as faithful as possible to the original while at the same time offering a practical performing score.

  • Air  Performed by John Dowland
  • Almain  Performed by Francis Cutting
  • Alman  Performed by Robert Johnson
  • As I Went To Walsingham (Anon) 
  • Ballet (Elias Mertel) 
  • Branle De Bourgogne (Adrien Le Roy) 
  • Branle Gay (Jean Baptiste Besard) 
  • Come Heavy Sleep (John Dowland) 
  • Drewrie's Accordes (Anon) 
  • Entree De Luth (Robert Ballad) 
  • Fantasia (Alonso De Mudarra) 
  • Fantasia (Miguel De Fuenllana) 
  • Fantasia  Performed by John Dowland
  • Fantasia(Anon) 
  • Galliard (Alfonso De Mudarra) 
  • Galliard (Philop Rosseter) 
  • Galliard To The Flatt Pavin (John Johnson) 
  • Galliard( Anthony Holborne) 
  • Go From My Window (Anon) 
  • Greensleeves (Francis Cutting) 
  • Guardame Las Vacas (Luis De Narvaez) 
  • La Rossignol (Anon) 
  • Lady Hammond's Alman (John Dowland) 
  • Lady Hunsdon's Alman (John Dowland) 
  • Lesson For Two Lutes  Performed by Anon
  • Melancholy Galliard  Performed by John Dowland
  • Morenica Da Me Un Beso (Juan Vasquez) 
  • Mr. Southcote's Pavan (Thomas Ford) 
  • Mrs. Anne Harecourt's Galliard (Francis Pilkington) 
  • Mrs. Taylor's Galliard (Philip Rosseter) 
  • My Love Hath Vowed (Thomas Campion) 
  • Never Weather-Beaten Sail  Performed by Thomas Campion
  • Of My Complaints Could Passions Move (John Dowland) 
  • Pavan (Luis Milan) 
  • Queen Elizabeth Galliard   Performed by John Dowland
  • Recercate Concertante (Francesco Da Milano & Joanne Matelart) 
  • Rest Sweet Nymphs  Performed by Francis Pilkington
  • Shall I Come Sweet Love To Thee (Thomas Campion) 
  • Sonnet(Enriquez De Valderrabano) 
  • Spagnoletta (Anon) 
  • Tanz (Georg Fuhrmann) 
  • Tarleton's Resurrection  Performed by John Dowland
  • The Cobbler (Anon) 
  • The Flatt Pavin (John Johnson) 
  • The King Of Denmark's Galliard (John Dowland) 
  • The Night Watch (Anthony Holborne) 
  • The Parlement (Anon) 
  • The Round Battle Galliard   Performed by John Dowland
  • Toda Mi Bida Os Ame (Luis Milan) 
  • Toy (Francis Cutting) 
  • Toy For Two Lutes (Thomas Robinson) 
  • Volt (Anon) 
  • When From My Love (John Bartlet) 
  • When To Her Lute Corinna Sings (Thomas Campion) 
  • Wilson's Wilde (Anon) 

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  • 5

    Glenwood Springs, CO
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 07, 2013 Good collection. Excellent Variety of Scores

    I like this book for the variety. There is something for everyone from the early intermediate to the advanced player The book starts with easy pieces such as 'Wilson's Wilde'. As you move through the book the pieces become increasing difficult, such as 'The Cobbler'. Finally there are relatively...

    advanced pieces such as the fantasias. This collection also offers a few real fun guitar duets and songs that can be performed with a vocalist. (I recommend a tenor or soprano on those haha) Enjoy!

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  • 5

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  • November 20, 2011 Very good colleciton, if a little pricy

    Unlike most repertoire books, Noad's series has very thoughtful fingerings, especially ones that perhaps sacrifice the original chord voicings or a note but make the passage much easier and smoother to play. His advice on interpretation for each piece is also excellent. This book plus his other repertoire books...

    would make a great addition to a music library. My only reservation in recommending them to players/students is the expense. But as a general collection of Renaissance pieces in various styles, it can't be beat. Because of the simplicity of the early pieces, and that even the most advanced pieces aren't too terribly hard, I would recommend it for intermediate and below players interested in the Renaissance. Advanced players might be better off looking at the collections of Milan, Narvaez, Dowland, et al.

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  • 5

    College Station, TX
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  • July 22, 2009 If you're new to guitar, it's not for you

    I've studied classical guitar since age 9 (I'm currently 28), and this music, while I greatly enjoy it, is very challenging. This book does NOT have tabs, so if you cannot read music you should not buy it. Also, if you are new to the guitar, and are...

    not proficient in some other instrument such as piano already, I would recommend a book geared toward beginners, as I feel this would be a bit overwhelming.

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